V.1 was physically abused due to card read errors and device outages. We did not account for human rage.
Initially, we intended on using custom built hardware to provide low cost solutions at multiple locations, however, that solution proved to be ineffective.
We upgraded the entire experience by upgrading to a Microsoft surface tablet and locked it into kiosk mode.
V.2 was built stronger, more stable, scalable, cleaner, friendlier and processed transactions much quicker.
Version 2.0 has been running without fault, 100% autonomous for over 2
years now. This has reduced the need to close the lounge when volunteers
were not available resulting in rested weary travelers. Win.